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Polar regions: challenges and possibilities [WP845]

This conference discussed the following points:

  • The Polar Regions are changing faster than the rest of the planet. How will they look in 2050 and what pressures will this put on regional governance and sustainable resource management?
  • What are the implications of climate change for effectiveness of governing and advisory bodies?
  •  How can the impact of International Polar Year be maximised?
  •  How can we facilitate interactions between policy makers and the business and scientific communities?

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